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February 2017

Forum: The Truth about #FakeNews and #AlternativeFacts

When: Sunday, February 26 2017 @ 07:00 PM - - 09:00PM
Where: San Josť Peace and Justice Center
48 South 7th St
San Josť, CA 95112
Description: "Fake News" has been around for years at the checkout counter of most supermarkets, but received prominence this year for its supposed effect on the Presidential election. "Alternative Facts" is a new phrase invented by Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway to explain different interpretations of the size of Trump's Inauguration crowd.

But Fake News and Alternative Facts have been around for years, and they aren't confined to Breitbart or the Weekly World News. In fact, you're far more likely to encounter them in the pages of the New York Times, and the consequences have been wars like Vietnam or Iraq which have killed millions of people. In this forum, we'll review that history and look at examples we see today as the media covers important issues including Russia, Syria, Yemen, and Ukraine.

Learning to read critically and not be influenced by fake news and alternative facts is more essential now than ever.
Steve Patt, our speaker, is a member of the Central Committee of the Santa Clara County Peace and Freedom
Party. He has been analyzing Fake News and Alternative Facts found in the mainstream media on his blog, Left
I on the News, since 2003.

Admission: $3-5, no one turned away for lack of funds. More info: 408-207-6249

This event is sponsored by Santa Clara County Peace and Freedom Party

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